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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

IMF downgrades outlook for world economy, citing trade wars

The International Monetary Fund is further downgrading its outlook for the world economy, predicting that growth this year will be the weakest since the 2008 financial crisis, primarily because of …


Greece looks to repay IMF early as bond yields tumble

The Greek government on Monday said it is in talks with European bailout lenders to repay its debts to the International Monetary Fund early as market borrowing rates have tumbled …


IMF managing director says economy is at ‘delicate moment’

IMF managing director warns that global economy is at “delicate moment.”


World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions

The world economy absorbed more bad news Monday: The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for 2019. And China, the world’s second-biggest economy, said it had slowed to its …


IMF’s Lagarde: Trade tensions threaten global economy

The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that the healthiest global economy in years is threatened by rising debt levels, volatile financial markets and a simmering trade dispute …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018

IMF upgrades outlook for global growth for 2017 to 3.7 percent

The International Monetary Fund upgrading its outlook for the world economy, noting surprisingly strong growth in Europe and Asia and predicting that U.S. tax cuts will give the American economy …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017

IMF: World economy is picking up speed

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday raised its forecast for global growth to 3.6 percent this year and 3.7 percent in 2018. For both years, the outlook is up 0.1 …


IMF trims economic forecast for U.S.

The International Monetary Fund has trimmed its outlook for the U.S. economy, citing the number of uncertainties that surround President Donald Trump’s plans to boost economic growth.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017

IMF boosts growth forecast for US, cites Trump impact

The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for the U.S. economy over the next two years, saying President-elect Donald Trump’s policies should boost economic growth, particularly in 2018. …


Indonesia to host IMF-World Bank annual meeting in 2018

Indonesia has been selected to host the 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank on the resort island of Bali, during which central bankers and …


IMF lowers U.S. economic forecast, warns of risks of anti-trade policies

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday downgraded its forecast for the U.S. economy and warned that “persistent stagnation” here and abroad could add more fuel to a populist backlash against …


IMF, Egypt agree on $12B loan to fix ailing economy

The International Monetary Fund said Thursday it will grant Egypt a $12 billion loan over three years to help the Arab world’s most populous country mend its ailing economy following …


IMF says Brexit will drag down world economic growth

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union will reduce global economic growth this year and next, the International Monetary Fund says. The IMF said Tuesday that it is shaving its …


IMF: Brexit fallout will shave eurozone growth in 2016, 2017

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union will trim economic growth this year and next across the 19 countries that share the euro currency.


World Bank downgrades its forecast for 2016 global economy

The World Bank is reducing its forecast for the global economy this year – again. The aid agency predicted Tuesday that the world economy will expand 2.4 percent this year, …


Finance officials facing a chronically weak global economy

World finance officials who meet in Washington this week confront a bleak picture: Eight years after the financial crisis erupted, the global economy remains fragile and at risk of another …


IMF gives Christine Lagarde second term as managing director

The International Monetary Fund said Friday it is giving managing director Christine Lagarde a second five-year term.


IMF says Iceland has repaid its remaining debt

The International Monetary Fund says Iceland has repaid all of its remaining obligations – ahead of schedule – as the island nation presses on with its recovery following its economic …


Finance officials to clamp down on multinational tax evasion

LIMA, Peru – Finance officials from the world’s 20 biggest economies have committed to toughening laws and boosting cross-border cooperation to prevent multinational companies from avoiding as much as $250 …